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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
St. Nicholas, aka Santa Claus, is a magical figure, the bringer of gifts and an icon of holiday spirit. Forgotten by most is his evil side kick and enforcer of ‘the list’. European tradition says while St. Nick is busy delivering presents to good little boys and girls, Krampus hands out punishments to the bad. A fanged, goat-horned bully, the Christmas Devil uses sticks and chains to beat the naughty children. Dark malts and aromatic hops create the diabolical spirit of this brew. It is finished with lager yeast and aged cold for no less than 30 days. This Imperial Helles Lager will warm even the darkest hearts. This season, replace the cookies with a bottle of Krampus. If he happens to pay a visit, toast to him with this devilish brew. Merry Kramp-mas to all, and to all a good pint!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mahennin (16) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Pours a gold amber. Very deep color. Decent amount of thick head. Kind of a weird smell of hops and skunk. Tastes of slightly bitter hops, malt, and alcohol. Very unique taste. Almost sweet in the finish. Really unique beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2707) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle dated 10/25/15. I’m drinking it 3 1/2 weeks out. Amber-orange colored pour with a long lasting big off-white head. Decent clarity. The aroma expresses itself with roasted sweet malts, pine, and floral hops. a slight sour yeasty note. Good medium body. The taste is smooth and clean with a modest and crisp hop finale. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (239) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Amber, crystal clear, plenty of carbonation. Smell is crisp, some deep roasty notes, hint of booze. Taste is grainy, some ethanol fruitiness, phenols, pine and resin in the hops. Not hot at all. Nice clean flavor, especially for a lager this big.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Sample at Strong Ale Fest 2015. Comes golden red with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and pine. Taste is malt, citrus, caramel, and pine. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Amber with foamy Lacy beigey head; aroma is hoppy spice ; Flava is rich blend of hop and sweet malt with notes of caramel grain and alcohol;McEnroe medium to thick creamy with decent fizz; finishes dry slightly bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YigSvartka (238) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Translucent orange yellow. Minimal head. Malt, citrus, banana, and hop aroma. Mid bodied and relatively creamy. Malt lager backbone is definitely present, but potent citrus, hops, and a wee bit of supplemental tartness are the most vigorous flavours. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Pour is copper and has a light head. Aroma is pine and flavor is lightly lemony. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bomber to stem. Copper with small white head. A: citrus peel, spice, yeast, bread. T: bitter floral hops, spice, citrus peel. Eh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spatenfan (59) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2015
On tap at World of beer. Not a lot of hops on the nose. Mild citrus taste, however very well balanced for the amount of alcohol. This is a very clean tasting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1520) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Tap. Transparent golden with thin layer of creamy off white head. Aroma and taste of citrus and hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours clear and golden. Lots of hops in the nose. Mild sweetness and strong hop flavor. Warming and boozy. Very Good.

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